The 2015 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is a wine where so many Failla signatures come together. The marginal characteristics of this coastal Sonoma site balance some of the richer qualities of the year. Orange peel, smoke, butter and tangerine fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. The Estate is the most overt and viscous Chardonnay in the range, but it also has the lowest alcohol, once again showing that wine is about much more than numbers alone.
Score: 94 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017